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also ca·lif or kha·lif  (kā′lĭf, kăl′ĭf)
A leader of an Islamic polity, regarded as a successor of Muhammad and by tradition always male.

[Middle English calife, from Old French, from Arabic ḫalīfa, successor (to Muhammad), caliph, from ḫalafa, to succeed; see ḫlp in Semitic roots.]

ca′li·phal adj.


(ˈkeɪlɪfəl; ˈkæɪfəl)
relating to a caliph
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The obsessive repetitions to blood are taken to morbid heights when Masrur the caliphal executioner vows to drink Rafi's blood when he kills him.
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Topics considered include the architectural patronage of Shajar al-Durr, the polysemy of the New Great Mosque of Granada, and the ornament of the main Caliphal Palace of Samarra.
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1-141) in the modern period and then dissects the debates surrounding the (in)temporality of the Caliphate in three periods: secularization in the caliphal center (1908-1916); colonization in the caliphal periphery (1916-1920); and the abolition of the Caliphate (1919-1924) (pp.
This early period (roughly from ca 150/770 to ca 235/850) also coincided with the height of 'Abbasid power, opulence and prestige and the worldly riches all that brought to the caliphal capital, Baghdad, which so happens to be also the main intellectual center from which this systematic tasawwuf arose.
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